Springfield, Mass. - September 10, 2019 - The Springfield College field hockey team eased past Fitchburg State, 4-0, on Tuesday night in a non-conference tilt at Stagg Field.
Playing its first game of a six-game homestand, Springfield improved to 3-1 with the victory, while Fitchburg State dropped to 1-3.
The Pride controlled much of the game, holding a 23-3 advantage in shots and a 9-1 edge in penalty corners. Elizabeth Morehouse (North Attleboro, Mass.) made three saves for the hosts to notch the win, while Colleen Lamprey turned away 13 shots for the Falcons.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Springfield jumped on the scoreboard with 3:41 remaining in the first half. Morgan Bronk (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) took the ball down the right flank and blistered a centering pass into a crowded circle. After Grace Levansavich (Auburn, Mass.) got a stick on the pass, Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) corralled the loose ball and ripped a shot into the back of the cage for the game's first goal. The goal gave Conley her 100th career point, making her the seventh player in program history to reach the 100-point milestone.
With 10:42 left in the third quarter, Kirsten Oliver (Vernon Center, N.Y.) scored her first goal of the season as she finished an unassisted goal for the hosts. Springfield added another goal in later in quarter when Lily Depew (Acton, Mass.) made the most of her penalty stroke opportunity and rung a shot off the backboard at 41:59.
The final goal of the game came with just over seven minutes left in regulation as Depew potted her second of the evening. After Kyra Ashe's (Longmeadow, Mass.) shot was turned away by Lamprey, Depew collected the rebound and lifted a shot into the back of the cage to make it a 4-0 contest.
The Pride will play again on Stagg Field on Thursday evening when it hosts Worcester State at 6 pm.
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